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    WEATHER REPORT Showers on Wednesday; moderate temperature; light variable winds.
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5E Woyn . County Organ
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NO. 42
66th TEAR.
American Negro Heavy
weight Defeats Hague.
Burly English Champion Goes Down
Under a Terrific Right on the
Chin and Takes the
London, Mny 25. Sam Langford, the
colored heavyweight of Boston, knock
ed out Iun Hague, the heavyweight
champion of England, In the fourth
round at the National Sporting eluh
here. The light, which was for u
purse of $0,000, was scheduled to go
twenty rounds.
The ring generalship which ho had
picked up In many hattles enabled
Langford to score a comparatively
easy victory over Hague, and the
fourth round had barely commenced
when the burly Yorkshire man was
floored by a well directed blow and
counted out. '
Lnngford was at a disadvantage as
regards weight, height and reach, but
tils superior knowledge of ring tactics
and his quickness overcame this, and
what was expected to be a long con
test proved to be a very brief one.
In the lirst round Hague was slow
to start. Luugford had a shade the
better of it until the end of the round,
when Hague reached him with n hook
to the jaw. This seemed to oncomuge
the Britisher, and, although no dam
age was done In the second round, ho
showed more cleverness than (ho col
ored man.
Lnngford opened the third round
Willi a naru ibii 10 xue nice, aim nw
used this blow effectively several
times before the gong sounded. Hague, j
however, partially closed Iho Ainerl-1
can's eye with a hard right swing. '
The men came together In a fast '
mlxup at the opening of the fourth,
and Lnngford put a terrific right on
the Yorkslilreman's chin, which ended !
the contest.
A record crowd saw the light, and
the American was a warm favorite.
considerable money being bet at 2 to 1
nnd f to 2 on him to wlfl.
There was some dispute when the
men came into the ring over the
bandages on Hague's hands, but Lang
ford's objections were speedily over
come, and the Yorkshireman was al-
lowed to wear them.
Bantamweight Fight a Draw.
London. May 25.-The bout between
Jimmy Walsh, the American lighter,
nnd Digger Stanley of London at the
National Sporting club hero for the
bantamweight championship of Eng
land was declared a draw. The light
went the full fifteen rounds. The
purse was $1,750.
O'Brien and Ketchel Matched.
Philadelphia. May 25. Jack O'Rrien
nnd Stanley Ketchel were matched
here to fight six rounds before tlie
National Athletic club of this city on
June D. Each deposited n forfeit of
Wood Wins Montreal Marathon.
Montreal. May 25 Charles Wood of
Montreal won the professional Mara
thon here in 2 hours 30 minutes. Four
teen started In the race, but only sis
finished. linns Holmer of Halifax fin
ished second, nearly a lap behind
Both Sentenced In Paris For Cruelty
to Children.
Paris, May 25. On tho charge of
having maltreated young children con
fined to their care, Cecil n. Sargent,
an Englishman, nnd bis American wife,
who was Josephine Savin of Now
York, were found guilty in the cor
rectional court hero. Sargent was
sentenced to two years' and his wife to
thirteen months' imprisonment.
Witnesses testltied that the Snrgents
had beaten the children and deprived
them of food. One of the last wit
nesses, Mnio. Mnrechai of Brussels de
clared that she had confided her child
to the Sargents five years ago and had
not until recently heard any tidings
of it.
In a burst of ungovernable fury she
threw herself nt the throat of Mrs.
Sargent nnd tried to strangle hor.
Ounrds pulled tho enraged woman
awy with difficulty.
Sargent nnd his wife were arrested
at Asnlcres chnrged with the gross ill
treatment of four children whom they
had adopted. The couple has been In
the habit of Inserting advertisements
in English and Belgian newspapers, of
fering to adopt children for a money
Commissioner Nelll to Confer With
Manager of Georgia Road.
Atlanta, (la., May 2.". Hope for set
tlement of the strike of llrenien on
the Georgia railroad centers on the
visit today of United States Commls
doner of Labor Charles I Nelll, who
lias arrived from Washington.
(iovernor Smith proposed arbitra
tion by a commission of Georgians.
The llremen accepted, but the railroad
did not. Manager Scott of the Georgia
railroad Informed Governor Smith Unit
lie would confer with Mr. Nelll.
The danger that the strike may
spread to other railroads became so-1
rlous when Vice President Hall of the'
llremen's organization said that diver
sion of the Georgia railroad's freight
business to other roads would cause
the firemen of those roads to vote on
whether they would accept diverted
Preparations are under way by post
otlicc olllcers to establish an nutomo.
bile mall service between Union Point
and Athens, Gn.
The railroad authorities assert thai
crowds of angry citizens nt Thompson
Camak nnd other points nre still In
bellicose attitude.
No effort Is being made to run trains,
the road simply standing pat and say
ing they are ready to operate when
law nnd order Is restored.
The strikers say they are not resort
ing to violence. Their sympathizers
along the line of road, they assert, nre
preventing the operation of trains by
violence to negro nnd nonunion fire
Tells the President He Cannot Be Am
bassador to China.
Washington, Mny 25. After an 1 highest duty on lumber, and Mr. Ro
hour's Interview with President Taft j rai, entered upon an argument to show
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clfned the tender ot tne appointment teni" and cannot be maintained if
of minister to China. I there are to be constant exceptions to
Mr. Hammond explained Hint, while, n s )s desired hi the interests of free
he appreciated the invitation to repre-1 lumber.
sent tills country in so important a, Hurkett declared Mint lumber
diplomatic capacity as the ministry to I could be produced In this country as
China, he felt obliged to decline the j cheaply as In Canada except lu the
honor. He said that lie was resolved i matter of stumpage.
to remain in tills country and "stop I "The greatest foes to the protective
knocking about the world," believing ' policy are found in the ranks of pro
that ho owed a duty to his children to I tectlouists who would always make
see that they were properly educated exceptions." said Senator Rorah in ad
In tliis country. vocal Ing the duties recommended by
The appointment, of minister to Chi-, the committee on finance,
na was first offered to former Senator Senator McCumbcr replied that the
Charles W. Fulton of Oregon, but he 1 underlying principles of protection to
declined the mission. The president j day hud no relation to the lumber In
will select a successor to Mr. Rock- dilstry of the Tiiited States. "Rut
hill, the present minister at Pekln, us with the solid wall of protection for
soon as possible, Mr. RockhlU's trans-1 lumber 1 find here I know the chances
for to the embassy at St. Petersburg 1 of the adoption of my amendment nre
having been already announced. not very bright."
- Senator Clapp came to the rescue of
, . . . t
Troops Fire Into Mob Clamoring Fori
snare or neucr.
Regglo. Italy, May 25. The people
of Sinopoll, a village near St. Eufeiula.
enraged over the manner in which
they have been neglected In the dis
tribution of relief to the eartluiuake
sufferers, made a hostile demonstration
against the authorltie
and attacked
the barracks.
Several soldiers were wounded, and
a volley was llred into tlie rioters, kill
ing six of them and wounding several
Severe Shocks at Messina.
Messina, May 25. One of the sever
est shocks since the grent earthquake
occurred here. The movement win
both vertically and horizontally and
lasted ten seconds. The shock was
preceded by a rumbling noise. The
populace fled panic stricken, and many
buildings collapsed.
President and General Edward
Sherman and Bourne.
Washington, May 25. President
Taft and (ieneral Clarence R. Edward,
U. S. A., won a foursome by 2 up
from Vice President Sherman nnd Sen
utor Bourne of Oregon In a golf mnlch
plnyed nt the' Chevy Chase links here.
The best Individual score was made
by Mr. Taft, who entered Into the
game with enthusiasm. There were
seven In the president's party, and the
ouier tnree, Major uenornl Barry,
John nays Hammond and Captain Mr McCumbcr substituted another
Butt, military aid to the president, en-, nlnendnicnt for that which ho had of
Joyed n threesome while tlie other fered previously to put lumber on the
game wns In progress.
American a Suicide In Paris Hotel,
Versailles, May 25. Edward Sand
ford of New York committed suicide
nt a hotel here, shooting himself twice
In the head with a revolver. His act
Is attributed to 111 health aud financial
Jail For Asylum Attendants.
Boston, Mny 25. For benting to
death Richard A. Mitchell, nn Insane
printer, Murdoch C. MaeGregor nnd
Roderick O. Mackenzie, attendants at
the Plerc Farm asylum, were sen
tenced to tho house of correction by
Judgo Schofleld, MncGregor to serve
three years and Mackenzie two years
and a half.
Senate Defeats Plan to Put
Timber on Free List.
Dolliver Deserts the Progressives
on This Issue House of Rep
resentatives Passes Philip
pine Tariff Bill.
Washington, May 25. The lumber
magnates and their adherents won a
signal victory In the senate after a
battle royal hi which Senators Root,
Heyburn, Borah and Dolliver, contend
ing for protection for the Industry, and
Senators Clupp. Rurkett and McCuui
ber argued as strenuously against that
policy. The result was a two-thirds
vole against Senator McCumber's free
lumber amendment, the ballot show
ing 25 for and 51! against.
The surprise of the day was the at
titude of Senator Dolliver, who here
tofore has stood with the "progress
ives" throughout the present tariff
light. He took position against the
radical demand for. free lumber, but
expressed the opinion that the industry
would not sutler from a reduction of
the Uingley rates.
Senator Root opened with a close ar
gument In favor of n differential on
dressed lumber. Senators Rorab and
He.vburn of Idaho contended for the
null UIU ui ihuivuiujii ir u ojo-
the McCuuiber amendment nnd Inci
dentally made an address on the ne-
cessity of revisln;
m, , rml
the tariff down
pledge of the Re
publican parly to the American people.
Referring to the close proximity of
Canada with the United States and to
tlie ease with which labor could pass
from one country to the other. Senator
Clapp declared that in view of this
condition there could never be am
j Kmil difference lu cost of production.
Discussing the efforts of Republican
senators from the northwest to have
lumber placed on the free list, Mr.
Rnlley deelnred that tho passage of
the Payne tariff bill will mark the dis-
integration of the Republican party.
Mr. Bailey predicted that tlie next
tariff revision would be along lines
lower than tlie present revision. He
declared that he did not Intend to be
bound by the tariff plank of the Den
ver platform of the Democratic party,
which favored free lumber.
Mr. Bailey expressed the same opln-
' Ion regarding the free entry of all raw
1 materials.
I "Since when hnve the doctrines of
1 free raw material ceased to be a Dem
BeM I ocratic doctrine?" asked Mr. Aldrich.
"Since mon like I have come Into
power In the Democratic party," re
plied Mr. Bailey.
Mr. Aldrich then Insisted tlint
ver Cleveland nnd many other men
conspicuous In the Democratic party,
except the senator from Texas, had
advocated the policy of free raw ma
terials. He also said these were the
men who nmdo the Democratic party
great In their time, while Mr. Bailey
' rpmied that they had "unmade It."
free list. His substitute left rougn
lumber dutiable nt 00 cents per thou
sand feet and placed finished lumber
on the'free list.
Mr. Johnston (Ala.) offered another
substitute- putting on the free list nil
lumber, shingles nnd other articles of
lumber entering into the construction
of homes.
Mr. Johnston's substitute was de
feated by n vote of (14 to 12. Mr. Mc
Cumber's amendment was also lost,
the vote being r0 to 25.
Of the twenty.flvo affirmative votes
fifteen were enst by Republican sena
tors and ten by Democratic senators!
The Republicans were as follows:
Beverldge. Brlstow, Brown, Burkett,
Burton, Clnpu, Crawford, Cummins,
Curtis, Dtipuiit, Giiniblo.ifinston, La
Follettc, McCuuiber and Nelson, and
Democrats, Clay, Culberson, Frazler,
Gore, Hughes, Newlands. Pnynter,
Haynor, Shlvely nnd Stone.
The Republicans of the house again
took matters Into their own hands nnd
with a sudden show of strength passed
the Philippine tariff bill,, referred the
message of the president regarding
Porto Ricnn affairs to the committee
on ways and means and devoted some
time to a discussion of the bill amend-
! lug the laws of Porto Rico so as to di
vest thu legislature of authority over
lunnces. .
Leading New Jersey Democrat Be
comes an Episcopalian.
Trenton. N. .L. May 25. Frank S.
Kntzenbach, Jr.. wli was the Demo
cratic candidate for governor In 11)07.
has become a member of Trinity Prot
estant Kplscopal church of this city
and wis confirmed by Rlsliop Scarbor
ough. Mr. Kntzenbach was from his child
hood a member of the Fourth Presby
terian church of this city. His change
of fnith has directed attention to the
fact that during his campaign the pas
tor of the Fourth Presbyterian church,
the Rev. Hugh R. McCauley. delivered
n sermon on the liquor question, which
was Interpreted as being n criticism of
Mr. Kntzenbach because of his re
fusal to concede that the liquor ques
tion was the pnrninount Issue In the
gulKtrnatorlal campaign.
She Is Now Head of Ursuline Order
For North and Atlantic States.
New York, Mny 25. A cable dis
patch from Rome to the Catholic
church authorities here announced the
appointment of the Rev. Mother Irene,
dean of the College of St. Angela, nt
New Rochelle, N. Y a Catholic school
for women, ns head of the L'rsuline
order for the northern province, which
includes the north Atlantic nnd New
England states.
Congratulations on her promotion
were wired to Mother Vrene by Car
dinal Gibbons, Archbishops Farley nnd
. , I
192 Russian Bapt.sts Sentenced.
Odessa. Mny 25.-'ihe 1112 Baptists
who were arrested on a mountain ; top
near this city charged with conduct-
lug an Illegal meeting wore sentenced
to terms of Imprisonment varying
from one week to two months. .
President Taft Insists on Total
duction of $36,000,000.
Washington. May 25. President
Taft scut back to the war department
the estimates sitbniltlcd to him for the
support of the military establishment
during the liscal year I'.lll nnd Insisted
Hint they lie cut approximately ifuli,-
The estimates were prepared during
Secretary Dickinson's visit to Panama
and carefully scrutinized by Acting
Secretary Oliver, who reduced them to
!? 17 1,050,000, 18,000,000 less than the
estimates for 11)10, but about $10,000,-
000 mure than the appropriations for
I Unit year.
When Mr. Taft saw tlie figures lie
expressed ills wish that they be .$20,
000,0(10 less than the appropriations
for 1010.
Assistant Secretary Oliver has suc
ceeded in reducing the figures by $18,
000,000, half the amount asked for by,
the president, and they have now been'
submitted to Secretary Dickinson for
llual consideration.
If lie reduces them to tho extent the
president wants them cut it will In
volve a still further cut of about $18,
000,000. The totals do not Include ex
penses on account of tho Panama ca
nal nor tho pormnnent annual appro
priations. Army officers say tho reduction In es
timates If persisted In by the president
means practically no construction work
for the army during 1011.
Astronomical Phenomenon Came Close
U the Earth.
Geneva, N. Y., May 25. An unusual
astronomical phenomenon, which had
the npuoaruuee of a comet close to the
earth, was observed at the Smith ob
servatory here by Dr. William R.
Brooks, professor of astronomy nt Ho
bnrt college. In reporting his observa
tions be says:
"The object wns visible in tho east
em sky and hnd the appearance of a
gigantic 'naked oya' comet, with a
large bend ond a tail of enormous pro
portions. "When first seen tho head wns in tho
great square of Pogusus, and tho tail
stretched upward toward the north
stnr, at one time reaching the chair of
Cassiopeia. Tho motion was rapidly
Professor Brooks In the past thirty
five years has discovered twenty-flvo
comets, a greater number than any
other living astronomor.
U. S. Supreme Court Puts
Sheriff In Contempt.
First Instance on Record In Which
Highest Federal Court Takes
Such Action Five Other
Men Also to Suffer.
Washington, Mny 25. Sheriff Shlpp.
Deputy Sheriff Gibson nnd four other
residents of Hamilton county, Tenn.,
were declared guilty of contempt of
the supreme court of the United States
hi combining In a conspiracy to lynch
n negro named Johnson, sentenced to
death for criminal assault on A woman.
Johnson was lynched after he had
been granted an appeal by the su
premo court.
Sentence will be passed upon the six
men next Tuesday week, when for the
first time the supreme court of the
United States will undertake to mete
out punishment for the crime of con
tempt of the court Itself.
On the night following the granting
of the appeal Johnson was taken out
of the jail In Chattanooga by n mob
and lynched. There was no resistance
on the part of the jail authorities.
The case Is regarded as of excep
tional Interest because It is practically
the first time that the highest court in
tlie United States has ever undertaken
to assert Its dignity or to resent acts
or words reflecting upon it.
In tlie cases of Sheriff Shlpp and
Deputy Gibson the court declares that
there may be contempt in a failure of
olllcers of the law to prevent a crime
In contempt of the court, nnd In tak
ing cognizance of nn offense nt so
great a distance the court for tlie first
time assorts Its right to compel the
proper respect for and treatment of Its
veidicts in all parts of tllc-Tnlon: '
Reviewing the proceedings, the chief
juslI(,0 ,,(dn,0d t tlmt cml 1)pforo
tll0 ,.,. wns ,.,)I1Kht to (ho KU,,mne
,.,., ,K,on nmny (m.pats of
i..,,,....,,.- luvause f the serious charac
ter of the negro's offense. Continuing,
lie said of the proceedings on the night
of the lynching:
"The assartlons that mob violence
was not expected and that there was
no (iccaslon for providing more than
usual guard of one man for the
jail in Cliattanooga are quite unrea
sonable and Inconsistent wjth state
ments made by Sheriff Shlpp and his
deputies that they were looking for a
mob on the next day."
The chief justice pointed out that
the Jail had been left entirely un
guarded and in charge of Deputy Gib
son when every precaution to guard
the prisoner should have been taken
, Tlie chief lust lee minted llhemllv
from nn interview given out by Shlnp
, some days after the lynching, in which
Shlpp said lie did not "attempt to
hurt any of the mob" and In which he
charged the supreme court with the
responsibility for tlie lynching, be
cause of Its Interference In the case.
Commenting on this utterance, the
chief justice said:
"lie evidently roenlod the neces
sary order of tills court us nn nllen in-
Irusloii nnd declared that the court
was responsible for the lynching. Ac
cording to him, 'tlie people of Hamil
ton county were willing to let the law
take Its Course until It became known
that tlie ease would not probably be
disposed of for four or five yenrs by
the supreme court of the United
" 'But,' ho added, 'the people would
not submit to this, and I do not won
der at it.' In other words, his view
was tlint because this court. In the
discharge of Its duty entered the order
which It did, that therefore the people
of Hamilton county would not submit
to Its inundate, and hence tho court
became responsible for tho mob.
"He took the view expressed by sev
eral members of the mob before the
lynching, when they said, referring to
the supreme court, that 'they had no
business Interfering with our business
at all.'
"His reference to the 'people' was
significant, for he was a candidate for
re-election and hnd been told that his
snvlng the prisoner from the first at
tempt to mob htm would cost him his
place, and he had answered that he
wished the mob had got film before he
"It Is absurd to contend thnt officers
of the law who have been through the
experiences these defendants had
passed through did not know that a
lynching would bo nttempted.
"Shlpp's failure to make the slight
est preparation to resist the mob, the
absence of all of the deputies, except
Gibson, from the jail during the mob's
proceeding, occupying a period of
some hours In the early evening; the
action of Shlpp in not resisting tho
mob and his failure to make any
reasonable effort to save -lolmsoii or
Identify the members of the mob Justi
fy the Inference of n disposition upon
his part to render It easy for the mob
to lynch Johnson nnd to acquiesce In
the lynching."
The chief Justice also declared tlint
after Johnson was taken from the jail
the sheriff hnd made no effort to go
after the lynchers or to reach the po
lice or militia."
Results of Games Played In National,
American and Eastern Leagues.
At New Yolk St. LoiiIh, :'; New York,
1. Hnttciics Lush and liiesnahan; Math
ovvson and Meyers.
At HiooKlyn CIiioiiko, 4; Urooklyn, 3 (U
InnlnRH). Itattoiics lliown and Moran;
Hacker anil Hern en.
At Boston I'lttsbtirs, C; Hoston, 2. Bat
teries Lelllelil, Willis and Gibson; Fer
KiiHon, White unit Smith.
At Philadelphia-Cincinnati, C; Philadel
phia, 1. Batteries Fromme ami Koth;
Covalcskl, McQuillan and Dooln.
w. t.. l'.c. w. L. P.c.
Pittsburg. 19 11 .C)3 Brooklyn . 1.1 15 .464
Chicago... 20 13 .UOii St. Louis. IB 18 .456
l'hlla'phla 14 13 .519 New York 12 15 .444
Cincinnati 10 17 .485 Boston.... 11 18 .379
At Chicago Chicago, 2; New York, 1.
Batteries Smith, Scott and Sullivan;
Brockott and Blair.
At Detroit Detroit, 10; Washington, 1.
Batteries Summers, Schmidt and Stan
age; Altrock, Smith, Blankenshlp and
At Cleveland Cleveland, G; Philadel
phia, 2. Batteries Young and Easterly;
Vlckera, Dygert and Livingston.
At St. lyouls St. Louis-Boston game
postponed by ruin.
W. tit P.O. W. I.. P.C.
Detroit... 20 11 .CIS Chicago... 15
Phlla'phla,17 11 .C07 St. Louis. 13
Boston....!" 12 .580 Cleveland, 12
New York 17 13 .Cii7 Wash'ton. 8
17 .469
1C .448
18 .400
21 .276
At Rochester Rochester, 0;
City, 1.
At Toronto Newark, 8; Toronto, 2.
Second game Toronto, 10; Newark, 3.
At Montreal Baltimore, 8; Montreal, 2.
Second gnmo Montreal, B; Baltimore, 5.
At Buffalo Providence, 4; Buffalo, 2.
W. I.. P.C. W. It. P.C.
Rochester. 14 6 .700 Jersey C'y 11 12 .478
Toronto... 14 8 .Mi Baltimore. 9 14 .331
Montreal.. 12 9 .571 Newark... 8 13 .381
Buffalo.... 12 12 .500 Provi'enco 7 13 .350
Fails to Record Noise at Sunday
Game In Jersey City.
Jersey City, N. J., Mny 25. Largely
through the use of a phonograph tho
Jersey City club of the Eastern lengne
won a victory for Sunday baseball in
, the chancery court here.
A resident near tlie ball ground
sought to have Sunday games prohibit
ed as a nuisance, but n phonograph op
erator testified that he had tried at
the plaintiffs house to make a record,
of tlie noise alleged to have accompa
nied the games, but that the machine
failed to record any noise whatever.
Noted Leprosy Expert Gives Verdict
' on Quarantined Soldier.
Washington, May 25. John F.arly,
11,1 " I" uu" i--oi.ucu on .i 1111 in urn-
side tlie city, whoso case lias provoked
widespread interest in the medical
world, submitted to an examination by
Dr. Edward Elders of Copenhagen,
one of the world's foremost leprosy
Dr. Elders asserted that lliere Is no
possible doubt that Early Is allllcted,
with the dread Asiatic scourge.
Early has been quarantined slnco
last August, and, strong In the convic
tion that he Is not a leper, he bus re-
' fllS(,d foI. months past to take
Dr. Elders took cultures from Ear
ly's body nnd will make a bacterio
logical test. The disease Is very con
tagious. Dr. Elders stated.
Early is a native of Lynn, N. C, and
contracted the disease while serving
as a soldier In the Philippines.
Ex-President of New Jersey Horticul
tural Society Succumbs.
Trenton, N. J.. May 25. After put
ting up a stubborn losing fight for
years to escape the responsibilities of
forging the will of William Lane Hart,
his friend and neighbor. William H.
Sklllman died In the state prison here.
Sklllman was formerly president of
the Now Jersey Horticultural society.
He was seventy years old.
The forgery was committed fifteen
years ngo, and tho will bequeathed
hnlf of Hart's estate to Sklllman.
Crlmlnnl charges were first lodged
against Sklllman In 1807, and he fought
thorn for twelve years.
Sklllman's farm, near Blawenburg,
was one of the show places of tho
state, and before- the crlmlnnl charges
were made Sklllman wns a leader of
his community.
"Rastus," said tho man who gives
advice, "If you want to prosper in this
world, you must go to bed with tho
"Ynsslr," answered Rastus. "It
wlllln' to go to bed wlf 'em, but folks
dat owns chickens aln' sufficiently
trustful." Washington Star.